December 8, 2002
Tampa Bay: December 8, 2002
South Pinellas County news
Beach burglar's print matched to inmate's
A detective will head to Tennessee to try to solve a string of Redington Beach thefts.
Artifacts may be at lake site, state says
A historical agency is concerned that Lake Maggiore dredging may turn up artifacts in need of preserving.
Gibbs High rebuilding under fire
The NAACP wants 30 percent minority participation in the work force that is rebuilding the historic school.
St. Pete Beach recycles a garbage collector
St. Pete Beach chucks the low bidder and sticks with its trash pickup service, BFI.
TV distorts image of life in Africa
The glittering classroom at Azalea Middle School has two 24-inch televisions and a projector. A computer rests on the teacher's table in front of the class. The room is well lit and has two huge writing boards: One spans the front of the class and the other behind the pupils. The classroom seats only 35 pupils.
Critters' nesting likely made power squirrelly
Blame it on the squirrels.
Christmas Belles find toys for needy children
For 40 years, the Christmas Belles have been helping stock the Christmas Toy Shop, which ensures that needy children in St. Petersburg are remembered on that holiday.
Sister no shoo-in after all
It came as a surprise to Drucie Brecher to learn that even though her son, Aaron, attends Palm Harbor University High School, he really doesn't, at least for the purposes of school choice.
Madeira Beach paramedic is accused of spouse abuse
MADEIRA BEACH -- Brian Jollimore, a paramedic with Madeira Beach Fire Rescue, was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic battery.
Look out for water pipes work on Sixth Avenue S
Motorists, take note. Construction crews will be installing reclaimed water pipes and may be required to close lanes and reroute traffic on Sixth Avenue S between Fourth and Sixth streets. Work is scheduled to begin Monday and continue throughout the week.
Feast to famine
One reported illness can put a thriving business on death's door.
Turn your creative kids into gift-making elves
Along with the wonderful joys that my children bring me every day they have helped me out in two other major ways. Through them and their friends, I've met many fellow parents who have become my friends. And also, what's especially important this time of year, they have become a vehicle for me to give people inexpensive presents.
You can have your say about Lealman's future
The county wants input from West Lealman residents to help chart the future of that unincorporated area. County Administrator Steve Spratt will solicit comments Wednesday from residents between 58th and Park streets in the West Lealman area.
Beach Nutts bar lives on, thanks to couple
After Beach Nutts is razed for single-family homes in a year, its new owners hope to relocate it in Treasure Island.
West Lealman residents can help shape future
The county wants input from West Lealman residents to help chart the future of that unincorporated area. County Administrator Steve Spratt will solicit comments Wednesday from residents between 58th and Park streets in the West Lealman area. Topics include community boundaries and the possibility of annexation or expansion.
Musicians to perform for peace
A St. Petersburg gospel trio and an orchestral group will perform at the Catherine Hickman Theater to benefit a biracial group formed by Omali Yeshitela.
Hanukkah symbols join Christmas ones in a park
Downtown marks a first. Also, a teaching schooner visits, and Coffee Pot Boulevard clears the way.
Nature trail honors champion of Florida flora
A new nature trail at Heritage Village is built in honor of Shirley McPherson, who was a horticulturist and expert on native plants.
Environmental board okays school projects
The Environmental Development Commission approves projects at St. Petersburg High and Shore Acres Elementary.
Commission to vote on trash fee increase
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH -- City residents will pay 10 percent more for trash collection service next year if city commissioners approve the increase at a meeting Tuesday.
Howard always looking for more
Darren Howard (Boca Ciega/Kansas State) calls himself greedy, at least on the football field.
Stum is up to challenge in Turkey Trot
Vicki Stum sized up the women's field near the Times Turkey Trot starting line on Thanksgiving morning, but she realized it didn't matter who was in the race.
Blaze strikes Midtown church; cause unknown
ST. PETERSBURG -- A fire caused about $5,000 worth of damage to the New Congregational Church of God, 2101 Ninth Ave. S, Thursday night.
Pinellas panel right on mangroves
Re: Mangrove trimming ordinance.
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